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The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) requests public comments on many types of draft documents: Basin Plan amendments, adoption of TMDLs (Total Maximum Daily Loads), NPDES permits, Waste Discharge Requirements, Site Cleanup Requirements, Enforcement Orders, California Environmental Quality Act documents and more. This page contains links to public notices for projects currently in a public comment period. In addition, you will find links to pages containing support materials (fact sheets, regulation text, etc.) below the public notices.

You may also visit the Water Board Meeting Calendar for information about comment periods, public hearings and meetings.


Laws and Regulations Relevant to Current Public Proceedings

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Basin Planning and TMDLs

San Francisco Bay Beaches Bacteria TMDL
Public comment has been solicited for a proposed amendment that would establish a Total Daily Maximum Load (TMDL) for the beaches on San Francisco Bay that are impaired by fecal indicator bacteria.

The public comment period closes February 29, 2016 at 5:00 pm.



  • For public notices and draft documents for review on NPDES related matter, please see Proposed (Tentative) Orders for Consideration by the Board.

Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems

The Water Board is considering approval of Santa Clara County's Local Agency Management Plan (LAMP) for Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems. The LAMP is applicable to all OWTS in Santa Clara County. Approval of the LAMP will find that the LAMP is in compliance with the State Water Board's 2012 OWTS Policy, and authorize Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health to permit and regulate OWTS within the County in accord with the LAMP. Water Board staff have prepared a Memorandum describing the matter and recommending approval of the LAMP. The public comment period is closed.

Site Cleanup

A proposed Tentative Order is being considered for the former Glovatorium, Inc. property located in Oakland, Alameda County. The Order (Site Cleanup Requirements) would require completion of the remedial investigation and preparation of a remedial action plan. Following the comment period ending June 30, 2015, Regional Water Board staff will consider comments received and determine whether the Order should be issued administratively by the Executive Officer or adopted by the Regional Water Board following a public hearing. The hearing was continued to a future date to be determined.

A Remedial Action Plan (RAP) is being considered for Thompson Development, Inc., City of Novato, Marin County. The RAP describes remediation activities to improve subsurface soil and groundwater conditions to meet residential cleanup standards in preparation for the development of Hamilton Square Townhomes at 970 C Street, City of Novato. A RAP, Sampling and Analysis Plan, and Soil Management Plan comprise the entire RAP and are available for review. The public comment period is closed.

A Tentative Order is proposed to amend Site Cleanup Requirements (SCR) Order No. R2-2014-0042 for the property located at 1705 Contra Costa Boulevard in Pleasant Hill, Contra Costa County. The Tentative Order would require completion of the remedial investigation to define the extent of pollution in groundwater and soil vapor, complete onsite and offsite vapor intrustion studies, and to conduct interim remedial actions, as necessary, to protect public health and the environment. The comment period is now closed. Regional Water Board staff is reviewing the comments received. The current plan is to issue the Tentative Order administratively by our Executive Officer to the named dischargers.

On January 29, 2016, the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board issued a Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the proposed remediation of soil and groundwater contamination on and adjacent to the Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS) in Contra Costa County. The contamination resulted from a leak in the Phillips 66 Company's Line 200 oil pipeline where it crosses the CNWS. Comments on the CEQA documents (Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration) must be submitted by March 1, 2016. Comments may be submitted in writing (by letter, fax or by an e-mail) to:

    San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board
    Attn: Ross Steenson
    1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400
    Oakland, CA 94612

    Fax: 510-622-2460

These documents may be reviewed by clicking on the following links:

A Draft Remedial Action Plan (RAP) and Associated Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (included as Appendix D of the RAP) are being considered for the Northeast Area of the Potrero Power Plant Site and a Portion of the Southeast Area of Pier 70, former Potrero Power Plant, 1201 Illinois Street, City and County of San Francisco. The RAP describes remediation activities which include in-situ solidification and limited excavation/offsite disposal of soil to address impacts primarily resulting from former manufactured gas operations. Comments on the draft RAP and Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration must be submitted by March 9, 2016. Comments may be submitted orally or in writing (by letter or e-mail) to:

    San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board
    Attn: Mark Johnson
    1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400
    Oakland, CA 94612


Section 401 Water Quality Certification

Comment Period Project Name City/County
1/20/2016 - 2/10/2016 Arrowhead Marsh Boardwalk Structural Repairs Oakland, Alameda Co.
1/20/2016 - 2/10/2016 Highwood Dr Bridge San Jose, Santa Clara Co.
1/20/2016 - 2/10/2016 Gravel Addition and Vegetation Rehabilitation Oakland, Alameda Co.
1/20/2016 - 2/10/2016 Heron Bay Shoreline Maintenance Riprap Repair Project San Leandro, Alameda Co.
1/20/2016 - 2/10/2016 VA Outpatient Clinic, National Cemetery, VBA Outreach Office, and CMO Project Alameda, Alameda Co.
1/20/2016 - 2/10/2016 Oakland International Airport Perimeter Dike Improvement Alameda, Alameda Co.
1/20/2016 - 2/10/2016 Alameda Creek Diversion Dam Access Road Improvements Alameda, Unincorporated
1/20/2016 - 2/10/2016 941 High Road Channel Stabilization and Erosion Control Project Woodside, San Mateo Co.
1/20/2016 - 2/10/2016 Villa Lauriston Emergency Road Repair Project Portola Valley, San Mateo Co.
1/20/2016 - 2/10/2016 Canal Road Sidewalk and Bike Lane Project Bay Point, Contra Costa Co.
1/20/2016 - 2/10/2016 2304 Mar East - Pier Improvements Tiburon, Marin Co.
1/26/2016 - 2/16/2016 Fremont Boulevard Widening Fremont, Alameda Co.
1/26/2016 - 2/16/2016 Milliken Creek Flood Reduction and Fish Passage Project Unincorporated, Napa Co.
1/26/2016 - 2/16/2016 Sweeney/Mccune Creek Outflow Recovery and Automation Project Unincorporated, Solano Co.
1/26/2016 - 2/16/2016 Pelican/Heron Siphon Project Pittsburg, Contra Costa Co.
2/4/2016 - 2/25/2016 Chevron Richmond Long Wharf Five Year Pile Replacement Program Richmond, Contra Costa Co.
2/4/2016 - 2/25/2016 Steven Runchey Deck 150304 San Mateo, San Mateo Co.
2/4/2016 - 2/25/2016 Tyler Ranch Staging Area and Trail Connections Project Sunol, Alameda Co.
2/4/2016 - 2/25/2016 San Mateo Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation and Maintenance Project San Mateo, San Mateo Co.
2/4/2016 - 2/25/2016 Conlon Avenue Culvert Blowout Stabilization Mill Valley, Marin Co.
2/4/2016 - 2/25/2016 Remediation for the NE Area of Potrero Power Plant Site and SE Area of Pier 70 San Francisco, San Francisco Co.
2/4/2016 - 2/25/2016 Burdell Levee Repair Novato, Marin Co.
2/4/2016 - 2/25/2016 SOL-680-PM 13.1/SOL-80-PM 12.9 - Drainage System Repair (Caltrans EA 04-IK3304) Fairfield, Solano Co.
2/11/2016 - 3/2/2016 Islais Creek Southeast Outfall Replacement San Francisco, San Francisco Co.
2/11/2016 - 3/2/2016 Routine Maintenance and Repair of Dock Benicia, Solano Co.
2/11/2016 - 3/2/2016 Berry Street Bridge Replacement Project Calistoga, Napa Co.
2/11/2016 - 3/2/2016 St. Clement Vineyards Bank Stabilization St. Helena, Napa Co.
2/11/2016 - 3/2/2016 Canyon Estates Project American Canyon, Napa Co.
2/11/2016 - 3/2/2016 Napa River Restoration: Oakville to Oak Knoll Reach, Group C: Site 14 Yountville, Napa Co.

Resolutions for Consideration by the Board

Urban Stormwater

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has submitted a document titled Caltrans Trash Load Reduction Workplan for the San Francisco Bay Region (Workplan). The Workplan was submitted to meet the trash reduction requirements outlined in Attachment V of Order WQ 2014-0077-DWQ which amended Caltrans' Statewide Stormwater Permit Order 2012-0011-DWQ. The Workplan is being posted for public review and comment. Please submit comments on the Workplan to Derek Beauduy via email at derek.beauduy@waterboards.ca.gov or by mailing to 1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400, Oakland, California, 94612.